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IDIOMS

1. Choose the idiom similar in meaning to: close, nearby

half-baked
close shave
in the red
a stone's throw
out on a limb
 


2. Choose the idiom similar in meaning to: be quiet, refuse to speak

flat broke
burn the midnight oil
double talk
go up in smoke
clam up



3. Choose the idiom similar in meaning to: go to sleep

hit the sack
let one's hair down
walk on air
go fly a kite
waste one's breath



4. Choose the idiom similar in meaning to: fool or trick a person

get away with murder
twist one's arm
go to pieces
pull someone's leg
make head or tails of



5. Choose the idiom similar in meaning to: end a fight, make peace

get the axe
open a can of worms
straight from the horse's mouth
bury the hatchet
eat one's heart out
 

6. Choose the idiom similar in meaning to: the very best

heart to heart
cream of the crop
sweet tooth
ringleader
baker's dozen



7. Choose the idiom similar in meaning to: basic or most important parts

first hand
for keeps
snake in the grass
nuts and bolts
tall story



8. Choose the idiom similar in meaning to: start too early

up and around
cry wolf
talk turkey
half hearted
jump the gun



9. Choose the idiom similar in meaning to: immediately

read between the lines
down to earth
beat around the bush
red tape
right off the bat



10. Choose the idiom similar in meaning to: die

crocodile tears
all thumbs
give up the ghost
in a nutshell
stiff upper lip